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  1. J

    New Youtube Video

    Cool video.. I like it. Personally I prefer reaching down very big steep waves in that sort of wind.
  2. J

    Laser: Cartop on Volvo Wagon?

    If you do a search you'll also find a lot of tips; like how to mount your Laser onto the roof single-handedly. I don't think you'll have any problems cartopping on a Volvo, as long as your roof-racks can hold the weight. Looserlu has no problems cartopping with his little car which is a Ford...
  3. J

    New sail

    It is definitely useful to practice some light wind sailing with the new sail, I found that after buying a new sail my results in light wind dropped.
  4. J

    Oh those whacky winds!

    Yeah.. wacky winds, Albert Park lake in Melbourne city. I've only sailed there on one occasion because it's simply a pathetic place to race. But you would be sailing and you see a gust, so you sail into it and watch your wind indicator shift 90 degrees, then you'll tack without the boat changing...
  5. J

    Laser Vago

    Moths aren't the right boat for a 17 year old, unlss your parents are willing to fund the never ending costs.. or maybe you have a full time job. It's an experimental class, and very expensive to stay competetive. This also makes boats that are a couple of seasons old very cheap, though no...
  6. J

    mainsheet cleats - do you use them?

    Mullet Time has a point, I can't imagine winning races using a cleat. It causes every reaction to be slower. I get sore elbows in long races over 15 knots of wind, I use to cleat off, but now I find that continuing to hold the sheet in your hand, and using your actual body weight to hold the...
  7. J

    Hull number

    Mine from the 128000's had a metal plate displaying the number on the cockpit wall, and also stamped into the transom. Both of the numbers were different though, the one on the plate was the number it used in the worlds. That's strange that there isn't one on your transom. The only reason I...
  8. J

    Does your Laser have a name?

    I've also noticed that not a lot of Lasers have names. I don't know if this is the reason, but it may be because at the highest level of competition people are constantly updating hulls and sailing provided hulls to the point where there is no centimental value towards the boat anymore. They...
  9. J

    Ocean Lasering

    That's really impressing. I know that Bass Strait was the hardest leg when I sailed a 34 footer through there, there were 40 knot winds though. I can't imagine sailing a Laser in Bass Strait. Port Fairy, where I live now is open to Bass Strait conditions, and the swell is enormous. Sailing...
  10. J

    MODIFICATION OF 103R COMPASS SPIDER

    Wow, your home made spider looks really great Looserlu.
  11. J

    For how long can you straight-leg?

    Until there's a lull, then the boat will capsize on top of me lol. I have very long legs, so my body is way out there. I can probably stay straight legged for most of the upwind leg. The race usually goes for about an hour and we do two laps. Can somebody do the math for me? I donno, maybe...
  12. J

    preparing the underside of the hull

    I've actually heard of the grapite powder being used in two cases. My friend Rob, who has been on this forum coated the bottom of his Corsair with graphite powder. I don't know how he applied it. Another case is with 14 foot skiff sailors. Apparently they apply it mixed up with egg whites...
  13. J

    preparing the underside of the hull

    Surf wax on the deck would make an awful mess. If it isn't constantly wet whilst in the sun it just melts. You'd get it all over your clothing and probably your sail when it comes time to de-rig.
  14. J

    preparing the underside of the hull

    It might work. I've heard of people coating the bottom of their boats with graphite powder
  15. J

    how much would you sell this laser for

    Umm, 1/2 the price of a new boat.
  16. J

    Standard or radial

    Little? Nah.. I've sailed it 2 up with jib, my crew was a mate that weighs 85kg. It sat a little low in under 10 knots but when the wind kicked in we were still over powered. We only had one trap set up though.
  17. J

    Standard or radial

    The radial definitely has more advantages than the full rig. It really isn't that much slower in light winds, and in strong winds you can power up and point higher. You also have a yardstick advantage, as with this advantage in strong winds, you will also pick up positions on the overall results...
  18. J

    Tips for buying a used Laser

    You've probably found out everything you know from Dr Laser, but anyway. I'd recommend to have a look at as many Lasers as possible, that way you have a clear idea of value for money. Things like extra spars, trailers, dollies and turbo-kits are great bonuses as long as the price isn't...
  19. J

    Anyone like big old ships?

    Well I do. I've moved into my new house out in the country side and found out that recent storms have uncovered a lot of shipwrecks in the area. The wrecks are very visible while snorkelling and things like the frameworks and masts are almost intact, which is very impressive for ships that are...
  20. J

    You know you're a Laser sailer when...

    You know you're a laser sailor when you can turn up at the Yacht Club half an hour before the warning signal and people say to you "aren't you racing today" then you reply "I certainly am racing". So you can rig up your boat in 5 minutes then turn to look at the people who have spent the last...
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